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of these issues, going too far, alienating the white voters. but president obama won despite the huge deficit, there is a clear sense there, reflecting the ideas of what is the soci socially liberated whites, there is a clear challenge there. >> did it surprise you? >> no, i think it continued, as john king pointed out, many of the issues on the congressional politics are difficult. what the president is doing is identifying a kind of -- solidifying the properties of the coalition that approved the majority in five of the past six presidential elections. there is a risk for republicans, here, too. if they block the president's initiatives, they kind of deepen the problem. >> what about comprehensive, immigration reform, gay marriage? how difficult will those be? >> look, the coalitions are very similar, the groups that support him, the regions that support him are very similar. the one that he has the best prospects, immigration reform, after this last election, there are enough republicans, jeb bush, who see value for the party in trying to settle it. on things like climate and guns it will
is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino
situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it harder to hire illegal immigrants in the workplace and make it harder for illegals to get jobs here. secondly, it would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers who are already
previously supported the paycheck fairness act and the administration points out consistently obama care made health care more affordable to women in general. he will no doubt support women's issues and expanded equality. the question is, where will it come in the list of priorities? i should also point out, we're reporting silva matthews bruell, a woman who held several senior posts in the clinton administration is the obama administration's leading contender to run the omb. wolf. >> office of management and budget. thank you, jessica yellin for that. >>> indicakate bouldin is here. >> he is pushing to ban more than 150 types of assault style weapons. joe johns is looking into this it goes without saying, the vice president is facing a very uphill battle. >> absolutely true. talking gun control or as the white house likes to call it gun safety. he went to richmond, the heart of gun country, to talk about it the backers of the newly proposed assault ban are trying to come up with some messaging that could badly gin up support in congress. in an uphill battle for the assault weapons ban, both
on this story. >> a lot of movement, a lot of conversations happening, at least, on this issue. and gabby giffords, and her husband, right after the hearing that dana bash was telling us about, she and her husband, mark kelly, they met with president obama at the white house, and the white house sent out this photo of them talking in the oval office. they were talking about, as he told you, the issue of gun control. >> and right after that meeting at the white house, mark kelly came here to "the situation room" and joined me. first of all, let's talk about your wife. how did she prepare for that? because that's really the first time we heard her speak like that over these past two years. >> yes. she suffers -- gabby suffers from a condition called efacia because of the gunshot wound to the head, so he practiced. we only made the decision to come up here a few days ago, but she put in some time getting ready and actually crafting the speech herself. so she was involved in the writing of it, and you know, she worked on it. >> and we saw the hand-written notes, what her speech therapist had
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